Me on a mountain above Livigno.Hi everybody, my name is Jovo. I have been climbing mountains in the past 30 years, and in these three decades, I have been sleeping outdoors in all possible ways. Many of my mountaineering and hiking tours are described in my other site Mountains for Everybody.

I have been using my tents in various places, in regular camping areas in the Alps, or high up in mountains. So when you have to carry all your stuff on the back, then it is either a tent with all extra stuff for sleeping, or you go without a tent and sleep under stars in a sleeping bag, or a bivy sack.

If you use a non-freestanding tent, then you might find yourself in trouble if you have to pitch it on rocky ground, or on frozen ground, or simply on terrain with gravel and sand. I have been in such situations in the past.

But as you surely know, sleeping on the ground is rarely comfortable, regardless if you have a tent or not. It is usually cold from the ground. I guess not many people realize that you lose much more warmth to the ground than to the surrounding air. This is simply because of conductivity. Yes, this is a bit of physics, I am a physicist by education. So you lose around 40 times more heat to dry soil and around 55 times more to a rock, than to the air around you. From this, you realize how important it is to be off the ground.

These are some of the reasons why I really like the idea of tent cots. These are free-standing tools. You can pitch them in a few minutes and on any surface, and you are above the ground when you sleep. Of course, some of them are heavy tools, and you will not carry them around. But some are completely portable and suitable for backpackers.

Tent cots are great tools to use in regular camps or anywhere where you have car access. You will know to appreciate it when you find yourself on some high mountain pass by car, and you want to spend the night there in order to start your mountaineering tour early the next morning. You will take it from the car and have it ready in no time, without thinking about the ground.

This is why I have decided to write about tent cots. There are so many good reasons why they are useful. So enjoy reading my texts, and I hope you will be able to find something that suits you best. All tent cots available on the market are presented in this site, without exception. Do not miss to come regularly and see the latest updates and news from this industry.

I shall be happy to hear from you, there is a comment box below.

Jovo, the founder of besttentcotsforcamping.com

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  1. Great information Jovo!
    Wow, the amount of time you put into this is really impressive. Thanks for all the comparisons with similar items to look at side by side. Your article highly influenced my purchase. Well done and highly appreciated.

    1. Thank you, it is great to have such a comment, much appreciated.

  2. Hi, This is Sam D. from Brink Services company based in UT. We are interested in carrying your products for our E-commerce Business for reselling purposes. I want to set up a wholesale account, Can you help me how we get started with you guys?

  3. Rajesh Menon says:

    Dear Team,

    Good day to you ! Kindly advise if you can offer us the pricing for the following .

    Emergency cot- Qty 1000 Units
    COTS – Durable, Reinforced Construction, 600d Polyester Or
    Better, Support Weights Over 300 Pounds

    Best Regards
    Rajesh R Menon
    Procurement Specialist

    1. Hi Rajesh
      can you tell me more. Do you want a cot with a mattress? Folding or collapsible, the latter needs some simple assembly?

  4. Hello Jovo,

    It seems OUTAD, FUNS Off, DESERT WALKER and so on are not sold anymore:(
    While not a cot, the crua modus might be an interesting alternative:

    1. Hi D, the Crua Modus is an interesting product, as usual for this brand, but this is something completely different. There are many tent-cots for off-ground sleeping still available on the market

  5. I use a thermarest trail scout self inflating airpad on the hotel bed under my sheet when I travel. It’s only 1″ thick, but I like the material because it not just air, but cushiony. Can you recommed a simular one that is 2″ or 3″ thick and also can you recommend a wide airpad at least 2 or 3 inches thick that has a low R Value for my husband to use in the same way under a sheet in a bed?

    1. Hi Diane, please have a look at this list with some impressive inflatable sleeping pads from the top brands. Let me know if you need more information.

  6. Tam Fletcher says:

    Hi, I’ll be back to your site when I’m serious about a tent-cot. I came across your site when looking for a solution for a different problem for which you might have some suggestions. I have been investigating cots to use while doing physical therapy exercises. My bed is too soft and the floor; with a yoga mat, isn’t the easiest to get up and down from and it’s not always the cleanest because of the animals. I want to do a variety of exercises: one-legged bridges, clams, etc. The six inch tall cots are probably still too close to the ground. I like the idea of some padding. It needs to be wide enough to turn on my side and stable while moving around. I also need to store it away when not in use. I’m 5’3″ and in the 140’s wt. range. Anything that makes exercising easier is a plus! Thanks!!

    1. Hi Tam, just let me know how wide, long, tall cot you want and I shall try to find something. For the beginning I suggest that you start from my list of best padded cots if you want a padded cot.

    2. ANDREA KALLFA says:

      I bought a massage table from Walmart to do exercises after knee replacement. Firm and adjustable height.

      1. Thank you Andrea. Though such tables are not presented here in the site.

  7. Hey, I have to post a guest post on your site with a do-follow link please let me know the best price for a guest post on your beloved blog hopefully waiting for a positive response from you thanks. Best regards.

    1. Hi Asif, we do not support such activity here. All the best.

  8. Skip Stephenson says:

    I am looking to purchase ALL cots in stock. Please send me info, price and availability as soon as you can. We have a PO in hand and can move these today.

    Skip Stephenson

    1. Hi Skip, I do not sell anything, it is just about my pleasure to write about cots and similar camping items.

  9. Jose M Perez says:

    It’s surprisingly nice to read in a simple text something it will take hours to research. A million thanks for sharing with many beginners!
    Jose Rosarito, Baja C

    1. Many thanks Jose. Hope to hear from you in the future as well. Happy camping. Jovo

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